Hazel Crowney

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Hazel Crowney
Born (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 34)[citation needed]
United Kingdom
Other names Hazel Croney, Hazel
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2004 – present

Hazel Crowney also spelled as Hazel Croney is a British model and film actress who has appeared in many ad campaigns and some Bollywood films.

Early life[edit]

Crowney was born in the London, United Kingdom to English parents Karin and Phil Crowney. she has two younger sisters (one named Robyn). Crowney grew up in Grosvenor Park, Chester, England, Britain she completed her schooling from Bennett Memorial School in Tunbridge Wells, UK. Later, she studied fashion and textiles at West Kent College.[1]


Crowney's entry Bollywood came by chance in 2004 when she was backpacking in Thailand and stumbled upon an Indian film being shot there. So came her first appearance in a Bollywood film was in the item song Leke Pehla Pehla Pyaar. She was an extra in the film Janasheen.[2] With little prior knowledge of the sub-continent, she was attracted by the music and dance, and decided to try her luck in Mumbai.[1]

She went on to do few advertisements for Ponds, Nokia, HSBC and Samsung before landing with her first proper role in the film MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar in 2007. She also worked in shows, for which she got highly paid.[3]

In 2010, Crowney along with other non-Indian actresses like Alice Patten were asked to leave Bollywood by Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), a Mumbai based political party. They campaigned for a ban on the estimated 1,000 British and other foreign actors who regularly appear in Bollywood films accusing them of stealing jobs from local girls.[4]

Crowney is going to perform in an item song named 'Reshma Ki Jawani' for the film Kaash Tum Hote which is due for release in 2013.[5] She will also appear in an item song in the upcoming Telugu action-drama Shankara.[6]



Year Film Role Other notes
2003 Janasheen
2006 Ho Sakta Hai Claire
2007 MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar Ayesha credited as Hazel
2008 U, Me aur Hum Girlfriend of Ajay's son credited as Hazel
2010 Mittal v/s Mittal Item song credited as Hazel
Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon credited as Hazel
A Flat Gitika D. Singh credited as Hezal Crony/Hazel
2012 Jeena Hai Toh Thok Daal Shrishti
2013 Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! Belly dancer in song "Tu Hi Khwahish"
Kyun Hua Achanak
Kaash Tum Hote
Shankara Special appearance Telugu film
2014 Jilla Special appearance in song "Jingunamani" Tamil film
2014 Unforgettable Nisha Hindi film

Television appearances[edit]

Year Television Series Role Other notes
2009-10 Fear Factor Herself Contestant
2010 Zara Nachke Dikha Herself Contestant


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